Gite | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 5
Self catering converted stone-built Farmhouse with some traditional furniture but with all mod cons. It is on a south-facing slope above the village and marina at Port Foleux. It has two double bedrooms and one single. The bedrooms are in the two-storey part of the cottage one above the other. The downstairs double has en-suite. The upstairs double shares a bathroom with the single. Both have showers (not baths). It has an enclosed rear garden and open grass at front.
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Penestin 20 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||3 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Rennes or Nantes 50 km, Nearest railway: Redon 14 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (1), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Outdoors||Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
Linen provided by arrangement. Television organised to receive UK TV but not French (still needs French set-top box)
|Further details outdoors|
Rowing dinghies and bicycles available at Harbour master's office. Sailing dinghies and Kayaks available at various nearby places.
The Brittany region
The Morbiham region of Brittany enjoys a warmer climate than most. The river Vilaine flows into the bay of quiberon where a number of attractive Islands can be visited by tourist vessels from Vannes,
There are many historic towns around including La Roche Bernard, Vannes, Rochfort-en-Terre, Nantes, Redon.
La Roche Bernard
La Roche Bernard has a beautiful situation with high rocky borders to the River Vilaine. It was founded by a Viking 'Bernard' who used the shelter of the high rocks for his vessels. The crossing of the river was by ferry for centuries until a high bridge was built in the nineteenth century. This bridge was replaced in the twentieth century which carried road and rail traffic but was demolished 'by accident by a German mine' in the 1939-45 war. A new bridge was built in 1960. Until then the crossing resumed by ferry and by floating pontoons borrowed from the invasion beaches.
The town had tended to be 'protestant' until eventually the Catholics won the day. But there remains a protestant chapel. As a port the town was known for its export of pit-props to S. Wales, but is now almost entirely given over to pleasure vessels.
It has a pleasant river frontage with bars, restaurants etc.